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On the Record / April 18, 2007

Hires / Promotions / Honors

RealtyUSA presented the Ultimate Achievement Award to Diane Shaw, a realtor associate in the company's Lockport office, at its annual awards luncheon. Shaw also received the Top Sales/New Construction Award and is the No. 11 residential agent in the RealtyUSA Buffalo/Niagara Region for 2006.

Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak partner Brian A. MacDonald presented a seminar titled, "How Insurers and Attorneys Can Best Handle Examinations Under Oath for Self Insured Underwriters," at a recently Buffalo Claims Association meeting.

McDonald's named Mary Grace Barry McDonald's 200 6/2 007 East Division Crew Person of the Year. Barry, a 1971 graduate of Brocton Central School, won the award from about 300,000 employees in the eastern third of the United States.

Tastefully Simple, a national taste-testing party company, announced that consultant and team manager Colleen Marx won the "Top Team Sales Achiever Regional Meeting" award at this year's "Create a Buzz" meeting in Rochester.

Conestoga-Rovers and Associates, a full-service environmental engineering firm, named Michael T. Marino associate. Marino joined the company as project engineer in 2003. Other appointments: Stephen C. Waldvogel was named project manager; Thomas W. Blodgett, senior project engineer; Christian M. Amico, project engineer; Gregory D. Keyser, environmental planner; and Daniel J. Munich, senior construction inspector.


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Niagara Falls Memorial Center was named the Niagara County Power To End Stroke Community Partner by the American Stroke Association. The partnership was developed to bring education and prevention messages about heart disease and stroke to the African American population.

infoTech Niagara, the trade association of Western New York's technology industry, presented the 2007 Buffalo/Niagara Emerging Technology Awards (BETAs) to the following: Best Success Story, Multisorb Technologies; Best Online, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute; Excellence in Giving, Ingram Micro; Cyberculture, Synacor; Techie, Bryce Morgan, Praxair; Executive of the Year, Joanne Ruh, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; BETA Star, Janya; IT Technology Award, Verizon; Life Sciences, Buffalo Biosciences; Service Provider, Algonquin Studios; and Student Award, Kirsten Jahn, Canisius College.

Magic Marketing of Lockport was retained by My Plates or Yours of Blasdell, a meal assembly business, offering complete menu planning, shopping, food preparation and cleanup, to provide public relations consultation and representation.

The Hyatt Regency Buffalo selected PSAV Presentation Services, an event technology and audiovisual services provider to the hospitality industry, to be the exclusive on-site provider of audiovisual services at the hotel.



Title: "Interactive multisensory reading system electronic teaching/learning device"

No.: 7,203,455

Inventors: Ernst, Stephen M. (Colorado Springs, Colo.); Taylor, John W. (Elma); Galarneau, Dagan (Sacramento, Calif.); Hoppy, Joseph E. (East Aurora); Bishop Jr., James A. (North Tonawanda); Pyrce, Philip R. (Getzville); Meade, James P. (Hamburg)

Assignee: Mattel Inc. (El Segundo, Calif.)

Date issued: April 10, 2007

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